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Education Professionals Share Why They Love Their Work

February 27, 2017

We asked professionals in the education field to share why they love their work, what motivates them and what they hope to achieve. Individuals featured in this series play critical roles in programs that our investments support. Come hear their inspiring stories.


Kat Crawford, Director of Technology Solutions at the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings

Crawford is breaking barriers to technology for students in alternative schools. She loves her work because she is "changing the landscape of how students learn in a security setting."

Read her story.


Dr. Marybeth Gasman, Professor and Founding Director of Penn Center for Minority Serving Institution (MSIs) at the University of Pennsylvania

There is not a day that goes by that Dr. Gasman doesn't think about equity. She founded the Penn Center for MSIs, which supports more than 600 MSIs institutions across the nation. She says, "leading the Center has been the most challenging and most rewarding part of my career and I love every minute of it."

Read her story.


Devin Fly, Program Instructor at WyoTech Laramie Campus

For Devin Fly, an instructor in the Automotive Department at WyoTech - Laramie, giving back to his alma mater and creating the next generation of auto technicians is why he loves his job. He told us, "What keeps me going are my students' success stories."

Read his story.

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